BEYOND THE GRID LEGENDS: Juan Pablo Montoya’s race for the 2003 championship


Seven-time Grand Prix winner Juan Pablo Montoya joins Tom Clarkson for the first episode of Beyond The Grid’s LEGENDS episodes.

Going into the final two races of 2003, Montoya was only three points behind World Championship leader Michael Schumacher in a three-way fight for the title, with Kimi Raikkonen just behind them.

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But by the season finale, the Colombian was out of contention – so where did it all go wrong? Montoya reflects on the highs of his wins at Monaco and Hockenheim that year, the lows of his championship-ending collision with Rubens Barrichello, and whether there was anything he could have done differently to become World Champion.

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Montoya also discusses whether he treated Schumacher differently to other drivers on track and he addresses their famous incident at Imola in 2004. He further explains how he got the better of Ralf Schumacher, why he couldn’t be friends with his rivals, and much more.

Plus, Montoya’s son Sebastian drops by to talk about his Formula 3 ambitions this year, what it’s like having an ex-F1 driver as his dad, and also the best piece of advice he has given him.

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